You Can’t Help Employees Achieve Wellness Without Talking About Money

A basic truth that wellness committees can embrace: People evaluate their well-being in financial terms before they do so in health terms. If they feel pain in the pocketbook, then the seemingly priceless details in your conventional wellness communication might be worthless to them. Money issues are dominating your employees’ brainwaves, so including simple financial…

We’re Giving Dieting Too Much Weight in Wellness Communication

Dieting is a popular ingredient in wellness communication, but true wellness goes by the wayside when food intake becomes an all-consuming focus. A smarter approach is to deliver relevant, compelling messages about intuitive eating. Most wellness committees deliver frequent messages about food—tips sent with good intentions that prescribe what to eat, when to eat, and…

Ideas on How to Make a Wellness Culture Shift

Quick Summary: Wellness at the workplace is more than a task—it calls for a company culture shift. Where to start? “Senior level buy-in is a critical first step,” says Ginny Hridel, a wellness program coordinator for the Council of Smaller Enterprises in Ohio. Measuring the potential value of a program will inspire the change, she adds. “Wellness has an impact on all other costs: health insurance, workers’ compensation, absenteeism, just to name a few.”